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  • Rand Paul on NSA: 'Our Founding Fathers would be mortified'

    Republican Sen. Rand Paul lashed out against the federal government's sweeping surveillance programs on Wednesday, staking an aggressive position on an issue already dividing the Republican presidential field. The libertarian-leaning Kentucky Republican,...
  • Puerto Rico bank warns of imminent government shutdown

    Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank warned Wednesday that it is very likely the U.S. territory's government could be forced to shut down in the next three months because of a lack of funds. The bank made the warning in a letter made public a day...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Friends of man who died after Baltimore police arrest say case reflects neighborhood reality Slight and slender at just 5-feet 8-inches and 145 pounds, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was a warm, funny, generous figure in Baltimore's predominantly poor and...
  • New Pentagon cyber strategy to discuss nation's offensive capabilities

    New Pentagon cyber strategy to discuss nation's offensive capabilities
    Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will lay out the military’s new strategy for fighting battles over computer networks Thursday, today, officials said, revealing what analysts say appears be a tougher, more offensive approach to cyber warfare....
  • In Senate run, Ed Pawlowski is looking to his Polish roots

    In Senate run, Ed Pawlowski is looking to his Polish roots
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is counting on his Polish roots to help court what his U.S. Senate campaign sees as an overlooked base of donors. He's already emphasizing a childhood spent living above his parents' Polish deli in Chicago, and touting a...
  • Chase Rogers Easily Gains Confirmation As Chief Justice

    Chase Rogers Easily Gains Confirmation As Chief Justice
    HARTFORD — The state House of Representatives approved the nomination of Chase T. Rogers as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday by a wide margin. Rogers has enjoyed bipartisan support through the years, but her appointment...
  • Obama in Everglades: Threats from climate change 'can't be edited out' of conversation

    MIAMI With a sawgrass prairie at his back and spring rain clouds darkening the sky, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast the beleaguered Everglades as the poster child for climate change. Obama called for quick and aggressive action in a speech...
  • Jeanne Rodriguez: In all facets of her life, she was 'fierce'

    Jeanne  Rodriguez: In all facets of her life, she was 'fierce'
    As Sunday-morning coffee dripped from the filter, sauce simmered on the stove. By 2 p.m., anywhere from five to 25 people would begin to indulge in the event that unfurled course by course — pasta, chicken, salad. Among siblings, spouses and...
  • Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate 99-0

    Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate 99-0
    The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee. The vote was 99-0 to...
  • On Third Try, Youth Parole Bill Clears the State Senate

    On Third Try, Youth Parole Bill Clears the State Senate
    After two failed attempts, a criminal justice bill that would give juveniles serving lengthy prison terms the chance for parole cleared the state Senate Monday. The measure, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 31-5, now heads to the House of...
  • Some differences, similarities between Rubio and Obama

    Some differences, similarities between Rubio and Obama
    As soon as Sen. Marco Rubio announced he was running for president, political analysts began comparing him to President Barack Obama. Similarities between the two men are obvious. Both were senators in their first term when they announced their bid...